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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin asks judge to go easy on sentencing
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | By Robert McClendon

Posted on 06/13/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT by topher

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is asking for leniency ahead of his July 2 sentencing.

New court filings say Nagin is looking at a minimum of 20 years in prison, based on federal sentencing guidelines. That's a "virtual life sentence" for the 58-year-old former two-term mayor, defense attorney Robert Jenkins wrote in a Friday filing to U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan asking her to hand down a lighter term.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bigeasy; caseofthemissingd; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; katrinaaftermath; louisiana; neworleans; raynagin
Why should the judge go easy on him? Because corruption he is playing the RACE CARD, and if the judge doesn't, he is a racist?
1 posted on 06/13/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Saying that I was as corrupt as I could and don’t be looking at Katrina and stuff - and you’re a racist if you don’t let me off easy.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 6:35:02 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: topher

Maybe he can share a cell with “da hip hop mayor” Kwame Kilpatrick.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 6:35:06 PM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: topher
Because corruption he is playing the RACE CARD, and if the judge doesn't, he is a racist?

Should have read:

Because corruption is okay in Louisiana. And if the judge gives him a 'normal' sentence, the judge is a racist [Nagin playing the RACE CARD.]

4 posted on 06/13/2014 6:35:06 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

judges can’t give less than mandatory minimum sentences. i for one hope he gts a lot more. those in higher positions of trust deserve stiffer penalties when they decide to be criminals.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 6:35:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: topher

Don’t worry Nagin, you will gat a pardon from the clown in chief.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 6:37:45 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: topher

Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

I didn’t know he was living in TX. That’s more Katrina trash that blew across the state line.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 6:39:30 PM PDT by bgill
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To: topher

If the judge is a republican he’ll impose the appropriate sentence. If it’s a democrat judge then who knows? He could only get a few years. Very good chance that Obama pardons the piece of crap at the end of his term.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 6:39:38 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: topher

Tough hop, Ray.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: topher

Chocolate City ping!


10 posted on 06/13/2014 6:44:53 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Busko
Don’t worry Nagin, you will gat a pardon from the clown in chief.

Obama's pardon list will be long indeed.

11 posted on 06/13/2014 6:45:27 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Junior_G

Clinton’s pardons were an outrage — Hussein’s will be ten times as outrageous.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 6:47:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: topher

What difference does it make?

These guys, Nagin, Jesse Jackson III, Marion Berry, felons all, but they are Holder’s Peeps. There is always an elective office, a corporate board, or maybe a university presidency for them.

Susan Rice will get her university presidency, why not these guys? What difference does it make?


13 posted on 06/13/2014 6:48:11 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: Bullish

He’ll more likely get a worse sentence with a Democrat judge, and it is likely ‘teh communiteh’ will throw him under the bus - hard. In large part he is the scapegoat for the VASTLY more odious, venal and malicious Morial administration. Patsy Nagin is a windfall for them, as was the flood and loss of documents. Or post hoc loss of documents.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 6:48:51 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Happier than a Svoboda skinhead with a free new armband.)
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To: topher

I know nothing about prisons and how they work, but doesn’t 20 years work down to about 7-8 years with good behavior and other such incentives....?


15 posted on 06/13/2014 6:54:29 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: topher; All

Nagin doesn’t deserve easy treatment. He allowed thousands of people to DIE during Katrina because he would not follow Bush’s advice and get his people out of the city BEFORE the storm.

And .. there were others in the Nagin admin who would not allow Nagin to use the school busses (because they didn’t have toilets in them) to transport people out of the city and said busses ended up getting destroyed in the storm. I think I still have a picture of those buses under water in the parking lot.

It’s just another case of a liberal being in charge who has no clue what to do. It’s criminal that so many people had to die because of his incompetence.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 6:54:36 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Bullish

The Judge is Ginger Berrigan, a stalwart Democrat and a Clinton appointee. Marc Morial was the preceding mayor and an especial pet of Clinton. Morial benefits from Nagin being the scapegoat for both wretched mayoral administrations.

Look for Nagin to get close to the max, but a bit less to preserve Berrigan’s reputation as moderate and humane.

I’m calling 18 years, UNLESS Nagin has some good dirt on other Democrats. I don’t think he does, ironically because he is relatively clueless and honest by NOLA standards.

I see 18 years. 16 if he is lucky.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 6:59:10 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Happier than a Svoboda skinhead with a free new armband.)
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To: topher
Because corruption is okay in Louisiana.

Off thread, but I presume you figger Guvna Jindal is a poseur?

18 posted on 06/13/2014 6:59:33 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: topher

Well isn't he special!!

19 posted on 06/13/2014 7:02:26 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: topher

Maybe he can have his dream of a chocolate prison.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 7:04:46 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: Popman

I know nothing about prisons and how they work, but doesn’t 20 years work down to about 7-8 years with good behavior and other such incentives....?

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Used to be, and still is in many states. Not anymore in the federal system. Parole has been curtailed too. In the fed system, the sentence you get is close to what you will serve. At the moment.


21 posted on 06/13/2014 7:06:52 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Happier than a Svoboda skinhead with a free new armband.)
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To: Sasparilla

Don’t know how long he will serve, but there will be a bus driver job waiting when he gets out.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 7:07:45 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: topher

Nagin is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to government corruption. There are not enough good people in this country to overcome the stench. That’s why we are taught to pray, “Deliver us from evil.” We will be delivered in good time, perhaps not on our terms, but we will be delivered, and are, but not by any means known to reason and senses.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 7:38:01 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: topher

Okay. 19 years and 10 months. For the Chocolate City.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 7:44:16 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: topher

When he goes to prison it will be in a bus....


26 posted on 06/13/2014 7:49:40 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: ClearBlueSky

RayRay wants them to go easy on him.

I’ll let you know when I’ve quit laughing.


27 posted on 06/13/2014 8:00:06 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: topher
Some looters wore suits, others went about it more openly....


28 posted on 06/13/2014 8:46:26 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: topher

I thought this guy was shipped off to prison a long time ago. He should have been.


29 posted on 06/13/2014 8:52:43 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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Nagin going to Jail?

Be 'bout time. If GW hadn't been such an inarticulate wimp, he would have had the pimp drugster shot along with Gov. Blanco, the police chief and anyone else who obstructed the relief effort.

30 posted on 06/13/2014 9:24:03 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: topher

He has been a career criminal. Perhaps he should just look at the rest of his life in prison as his “retirement.”


31 posted on 06/14/2014 5:57:18 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Shadowstrike

That lying, criminal sack of rat crap! “Go easy”! I mean, it’s New Orleans, the stuff he did is NORMAL. Not an honest politician anywhere for generations and most of the populace is running scams too! I hope he croaks in prison!


32 posted on 06/14/2014 12:19:54 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
The Congressman from New Orleans got shipped off to prison.

He was the one hiding cash in his freezer.

He wanted a private helicopter from the National Guard to check on his cash when all the flooding was occurring and they were needed to save lives.

This is Congressman William Jefferson.

Here is an ABC story about his use of National Guard resources while the National Guard was trying to save lives:

[ABC News} Amid Katrina Chaos, Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home

33 posted on 06/14/2014 4:03:58 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Admiral Nagin needs to go up the river and hang with his fiends..


34 posted on 06/15/2014 12:12:41 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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